Multi-purpose arena proposed for Barnwell County

A $2 million multi-purpose arena for Barnwell County is in the planning and financing stages but is not going to be funded by local taxpayers, announced local officials at a recent Barnwell County Council meeting.

Barnwell County Councilman Jerry Creech, when interviewed after the meeting, said the project has been in the “fact finding” stage for nearly two years by numerous interested people and will be the focus of the newly-revived Barnwell County Recreation Committee (which had been done away with in 2013). Their hopes are that the public/private project will be a huge economic boon to Barnwell County, bringing in visitors and providing opportunities for hotel/motels, restaurants, convenience stores and shopping.

Watson Lee Dorn III, an architect with the firm Johnson, Laschober & Associates of Augusta, Ga., presented architectural renderings of the project at the council meeting held Tuesday, April 10 before a standing-room-only crowd of supporters of the plan.


‘Let the Edisto be the Edisto’: Master plan seeks to enhance access to river


In an effort to improve recreational usage of the Edisto River, Orangeburg County is seeking to develop a master plan of the river’s access points within the county.

“There are not many cities that have a river run through it from the aspect I thought we were under utilizing,” Sen. John Matthews said. “It could create a destination point that we consider something to do with it and still not damage the Edisto River.”

“Be authentic and let the Edisto River be the Edisto River,” Matthews said.

The proposed master plan would seek to provide an overview of current public and private river access points through mapping in an effort to improve usage of the Edisto.


Grovetown Jail Renovations

Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C. is providing complete design services (Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Engineering) for Phases I and II of the renovations to Grovetown’s Jail. This project includes an emergency generator, office space, interview rooms, and a gym. The facility will not only serve the Grovetown police, but also Grovetown firefighters. Click here read more.

JLA & Orchids Paper Products

Johnson Laschober & Associates teamed with Orchids Paper Products and M3 Construction by providing the Building Design for the Barnwell Production Facility.   JLA Architects, Engineers and Landscape Architects designed Phase II of this project which consisted of an innovative basement and structure for the paper machine building, multiple high-capacity mezzanines for the adjacent DeInking Building and four, building-wide bridge cranes including one in the new warehouse.   Services provided by JLA include: Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Click the article below to read more.